MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop MOCpages Advice
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Conversation »
Spaceship Advice
Join to comment
Here's the scenario:
I'm about to start building ships for my participation in GA.I.A.

I need to amass a huge assortment of ship parts not found in other sets.

I will have about $600-$700 to spend on this. Primarily grays are needed, along with red and blue.

I am forced by circumstance to go to Toys R Us. I'd like to get them online but I've had trouble hooking up with PayPal.

Which sets do people recommend that I buy?
Permalink
| January 9, 2010, 9:34 pm
Quoting robert ball
Here's the scenario:
I'm about to start building ships for my participation in GA.I.A.

I need to amass a huge assortment of ship parts not found in other sets.

I will have about $600-$700 to spend on this. Primarily grays are needed, along with red and blue.

I am forced by circumstance to go to Toys R Us. I'd like to get them online but I've had trouble hooking up with PayPal.

Which sets do people recommend that I buy?

Last time I used bricklink 'I' didn't have to use pay-pal.
Permalink
| January 9, 2010, 10:44 pm
I bought from this guy http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=ichiban
Permalink
| January 9, 2010, 10:45 pm
 Group admin 
Quoting robert ball
Here's the scenario:
I'm about to start building ships for my participation in GA.I.A.

I need to amass a huge assortment of ship parts not found in other sets.

I will have about $600-$700 to spend on this. Primarily grays are needed, along with red and blue.

I am forced by circumstance to go to Toys R Us. I'd like to get them online but I've had trouble hooking up with PayPal.

Which sets do people recommend that I buy?


I'd DEFINITELY recommend going with Bricklink and buying specifically the parts you feel you'll need. Many stores will give you the option to purchase outside of Paypal...check or money order is very common. It's a slower process, to be sure. Nevertheless, I think Bricklink is going to be your best bet for getting the most mileage from your budget.

Meanwhile, the Star Wars sets and castle sets seem to have the most greys. If you can find a Venator set, that will help some. Other options by way of sets would be Lego's online Shop At Home (larger Star Wars sets available), or consider looking on ebay for sellers of UCS Star Wars sets: Star Destroyer or Death Star. Those two are LOADED with fantastic grey elements that work well for ships.

Permalink
| January 10, 2010, 10:20 am
Thanks, all of you. I've checked out this Ichiban tht Jake H. recommended. He lists most of the sets and parts I need, and he accepts P.O. money orders. I've got do do a house move anyway (my landlord sold my apartment bldg. and the new guy is a real bleep,) so after I get settled in the grand work can begin. All I can say is, the Dragone and Zorg better watch their backs. Now I don't have to make that insufferable trek ll the way down to Hayward!
Permalink
| January 10, 2010, 3:52 pm
 Group admin 
Also, if you HAVE to go with sets only, check out the Twilight. It should be on clearance most places right now and it has a good amount of grey plates and such. Don't pay more than about 65 bucks for it though.
Permalink
| January 10, 2010, 6:49 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

I'd DEFINITELY recommend going with Bricklink and buying specifically the parts you feel you'll need. Many stores will give you the option to purchase outside of Paypal...check or money order is very common. It's a slower process, to be sure. Nevertheless, I think Bricklink is going to be your best bet for getting the most mileage from your budget.

Meanwhile, the Star Wars sets and castle sets seem to have the most greys. If you can find a Venator set, that will help some. Other options by way of sets would be Lego's online Shop At Home (larger Star Wars sets available), or consider looking on ebay for sellers of UCS Star Wars sets: Star Destroyer or Death Star. Those two are LOADED with fantastic grey elements that work well for ships.

Yes, The Death Star! It has over 2,000 gray pieces, and many Control Panels!
Permalink
| January 10, 2010, 7:06 pm
Quoting Elite Commando Striker
Yes, The Death Star! It has over 2,000 gray pieces, and many Control Panels!


Good point. I hadn't even thought about the Death Star. (Synaptic Response Failure or something)
Permalink
| January 11, 2010, 3:25 pm
Quoting robert ball
Here's the scenario:
I'm about to start building ships for my participation in GA.I.A.

I need to amass a huge assortment of ship parts not found in other sets.

I will have about $600-$700 to spend on this. Primarily grays are needed, along with red and blue.

I am forced by circumstance to go to Toys R Us. I'd like to get them online but I've had trouble hooking up with PayPal.

Which sets do people recommend that I buy?

I was going to advise Bricklink, but Kelso already covered that. So listen to him.
Permalink
| January 11, 2010, 3:31 pm
I checked out the Death Star on the Lego site, and it looks as though that's definitely the way to go. Gonna try to get a couple of them used, and a Taj Mahal (for all those round tower pieces!) if I can find it. Since I'll be taking photos, I won't have to worry about the proper background. I can just paint one up, using my good ol' artistic techniques. A nice star field, say.
Permalink
| January 11, 2010, 10:44 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson
Also, if you HAVE to go with sets only, check out the Twilight. It should be on clearance most places right now and it has a good amount of grey plates and such. Don't pay more than about 65 bucks for it though.


I couldn't find it yet, but I'm still looking. After I post the G.A.I.A.N. Mocs I'm going to switch over to Katherine. I'm going to Brick Arms for the weaponry since they've got rifles for a buck apiece.
Permalink
| January 11, 2010, 10:48 pm
Just found it! It's got pieces I want, too. Thanks for the tip!
Permalink
| January 11, 2010, 10:50 pm
Other topics
student teen kid toy play lego child video game hobby blocks construction toy legos fun games



LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop MOCpages Advice


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use